Words: Jon Gordon

A night at The William is a night of luxury and modern design aesthetic. Formerly The Williams Club (for alumni of Williams College), the historic space has been renovated by In Situ Design in collaboration with acclaimed New York artist William Engel and the boundaries between art and architecture are indistinguishable in this classic-meets-contemporary boutique hotel.


The experience begins in the corridors where the colors of the paintings insinuate themselves onto the ceilings and walls. The magic extends into the rooms; each of their 33 guest suites were custom designed by In Situ Design in monochromatic palettes of orange, blue, green, teal, pink, or yellow, matching the elegance and grace Engel’s beautifully poured paintings.

The William is an ideal place to stay for any amount of time. Travelers such as actors, musicians, and dignitaries often use The William’s suites as their home away from home during their extended stays in New York City. The beds are extremely comfortable, the rooms are spacious (not just by New York standards), and double-pane windows are sure to block any unwanted noise from the outside world. Modern touches such as kitchenettes stocked with cookware and china, large screen televisions equipped with Apple TV, and dimmers on every light only add to the relaxing, upscale feel of the hotel’s beautiful rooms.

There are three engaging restaurants at The William for guests to enjoy: The Peacock, serving classic British cuisine; the second location of swanky speakeasy Raines Law Room; and The Shakespeare Pub, an amazing anachronistic pub with a literary theme. All three were created and curated by restaurateurs Jason Hicks (of Jones Wood Foundry) and Yves Jadot (founder of the original Raines Law Room), with progressive chef Arjuna Bull (of Pearl & Ash fame) at the helm.

A special for readers of THE DAPIFER: enter promo code DAPIFER when you book your room at The William for an exclusive discount!

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